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Should I be using Google or the Library resources for a paper? - YouTube


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 11, 3:57 PM

The resourcefulness of the library in an information rich world.

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Iowa School Libraries Promotion: Teachers and T...

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Iowa Association of School Librarians present the vision of school libraries in Iowa, the roles of the Teacher Librarian, and ways Teachers and Teacher Libra...

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Tutorial for Info Power

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 10, 6:24 AM

This detailed tutorial from California State University - Chico provides students with an opporunity to learn how to:'

* Investigate - What does this mean? To choose a topic you must first identify your topic. This section walks you through this concept, providing examples as well as having the student make decisions about specific areas based on what has been presented.

* Search -  Searching the web provides a vast amount of information that is unfiltered...so learn how to do effective and efficient searching, using key words and phrases, as well as learning about databases, scholarlly articles, popular articles and more.

* Locate - Finding information in a library or online requires that you undersand the system used to locate it and how to cite the resource. 

* Evaluate - Evaluating requires that you use higher order thinking skills and determine which information is accurate. The tutorial introduces the CRAAP test as a tool students may use. Is the information Correct, Relevant, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Each "clue" is explored and you are given information to evaluate for each.

* Use - Learning how to put it together, taking the information you have learned it is time to communicate this to others. The form may vary but you still must be alert to issues such as plagiarism and the need to cite information. Again there are interactive components in the tutorial for students to practice with.

This is a great resource but it is written for the college level. It could be used with high school students and you might use sections with students in lower grades as a class tool. 

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Ra's curator insight, April 12, 4:42 PM

Neat slide share that gives students examples of how they might develop an investigative process. 

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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

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Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 1:30 PM

Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 5:16 AM

Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

Linda M's curator insight, June 10, 6:20 PM

Very interesting ideas.

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 1:45 PM

This is an excellent visual. An analogy would be to meditation where we set time aside for reading or meditation and adhere to it.

Mike Woods's curator insight, June 16, 7:52 PM

Keep reading folks...

 

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 18, 2:18 AM

That's actually a very interesting way to break down or demonstrate the cumulative effects of time spent reading on literacy. Great stuff!

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 3:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 25, 11:19 AM

Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:50 AM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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The place to toot the worth of libraries is NOT in library mags - Home ...

The place to toot the worth of libraries is NOT in library mags - Home ... | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
About why the school doesn't value teacher librarians. About why reading for pleasure is not valued. About why school Principals cannot get the fact that school libraries are so important. It is very depressing.

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‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry

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SCHOOL library services will be saved from the axe after a public pressure forced a council rethink.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 3:43 PM

Nice to hear a good news story! 

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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

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If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 12, 2:53 PM

A great blog post about the importance of school librarians. SMT's need to read this and begin to understand the important role that a school librarian can play in their school. We are not those people that issue books and keep control at lunchtime. They are important but they are not librarians. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 12, 7:54 PM

The costs to student learning as a result of axing school libraries

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Value of school libraries
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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

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A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

 

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 11:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, January 1, 7:27 PM

In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning
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Susan Sontag and the LAUSD Library Crisis

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The basic human right to literacy is less available to thousands of children in Los Angeles, who are growing up without the benefit of a middle school library. Currently, 76 of the 92 middle school libraries in LAUSD are either closed or without prof...

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lyn_hay's curator insight, February 12, 11:04 PM

The impact of school libraries and qualified teacher librarians being removed from students' schooling experience over the years in Los Angeles: "76 of the 92 middle school libraries in LAUSD are either closed or without professional staff" - what an appalling statistic!!!

According to this article the Los Angeles Board of Education will consider a resolution this month to create a committee to study the current status of school libraries in the district.

As those within our profession know we already have considerable evidence (worldwide!!) demonstrating the contribution school libraries and qualified teacher librarians make to student achievement. Check out http://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school-libraries/impact-studies/, http://www.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/s/slw3_2008.pdf, http://www.iasl-online.org/advocacy/make-a-difference.html, and http://www.asla.org.au/research.aspx for starters.

Thankfully, our profession has champions with a powerful voice such as Susan Sontag. Let's hope the LA BoE does agree to establish this committee and that the school library associations at the state and national level can gain serious leverage from the review process.

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Library officials say 'nothing has changed,' embrace shift to digital

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lyn_hay's curator insight, March 1, 5:18 PM
This article in a local newspaper highlights how libraries are being embraced as community-based learning AND living centres. The role, programs and services are expanding like never before. Here we have examples of library management and staff who are listening carefully to the needs and interests of their users. This ensures the library 'grows with' and responds to the changing needs of its community. This same approach should be implemented by school libraries.
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Student Learning through School Libraries:

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School libraries help students learn...

This is what I believe. And my research (and the research of many others!) supports this belief.

I use this blog to share new research and literature highlighting the many ways school libraries support teaching and learning in schools. It has provided a (somewhat brief) commentary on new resources and ideas, emerging theories and technologies, and best practice in teacher librarianship since its inception.

From 2011 I broadened the content of this blog to include musings on my learning and teaching experiences as a distance educator in the higher education sector, as one who thrives on testing and trialling new technologies to support her students’ learning.


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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 1, 2013 11:51 PM

Thank you Lyn.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:16 AM

Role of school libraries in learning

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 4, 3:02 AM

Interesting read. 

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Swiss Army Knives: Teacher Librarians | Building a Culture of ...

Swiss Army Knives: Teacher Librarians | Building a Culture of ... | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Think about the utilitarian roles of the teacher librarian-think Swiss army knife. That's how one teacher describes the impact of the teacher librarian in schools. In a recent blog post on Edutopia, Josh Work, a middle school ...

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Now Hiring: Recent Wins on School Library Positions Spark Optimism | Editorial

Now Hiring: Recent Wins on School Library Positions Spark Optimism | Editorial | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
New positions being created in school districts across the country point to places where advocacy has hit home, roles smartly redesigned, and librarians put back in the budget.
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The Epic Ebook Guide

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"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."


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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, April 10, 9:38 AM

Os ebooks são um tipo de aplicação multimédia que se impôs nos últimos anos como uma séria alternativa à tecnologia analógica baseada em papel, fruto das muitas vantagens que o suporte digital proporciona para melhorar a experiência da leitura. O Epic Book Guide, descrito neste artigo, é interessante na medida em que ajuda a compreender que apps de leitura de ebooks existem, como as utilizar, para que servem e onde as obter; onde e como descarregar ebooks em vários formatos a partir de sites online; onde encontrar edições gratuitas de livros eletrónicos na Internet e como desenvolver edições de autor em que cada pessoa pode publicar e distribuir um ebook da sua autoria.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, April 15, 2:42 AM

Talteen! Linkeistä löytyi mm. neuvoja e-kirjan tekemisestä uusilla välineillä. Beta-vaiheessa olevaan Liber.io -sovellukseen lähetin heti liittymispyynnön. Myös MS Officen julkaisutoiminta oli juttu, jota en ollut aiemmin huomannut.

Classi's curator insight, April 15, 5:28 AM

All things relatied to eBooks. Great info.

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American Teen Online Activity

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American Teen Online Activity
http://lonewolflibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/american-teen-online-activity-02-21-14/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SCIS's curator insight, March 3, 5:45 PM

Interesting study of American Teens habits online - How close will this be to the Australian and New Zealand perspective

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The Periodic Table of Storytelling

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The basic building blocks of storytelling

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SCIS's curator insight, February 23, 5:33 PM

The Periodic table of storytelling covers all the elements - a lovely infographic looking at the structure of story

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Evolution of Storytelling

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

Andrea Robotti's curator insight, July 1, 5:04 AM

Interessante excursus storico sullo storytelling...ma ci rendiamo conto che andando indietro di millenni la la storia dell'uomo è sempre stata accompagnata dalal necessità di raccontarsi?

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Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Work | Looking Up

Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Work | Looking Up | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
@michellefawcett Did you ever see this? http://t.co/IwjuVjjBUX

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Turning Struggling Students into Superheroes: Comic Books as Teaching Tools

Turning Struggling Students into Superheroes: Comic Books as Teaching Tools | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Drawing from personal experience, graduate student Michael Strom demonstrates the tremendous teaching power of comic books and graphic novels, and how we can use these as literary tools to reach our struggling students.

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Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, January 19, 11:45 AM

I dense, yet interesting, read.

Audrey's curator insight, January 21, 4:14 PM

Brilliant.  I absolutely agree.  Can be particularly helpful for foreign students learning English.

Lena Leirdal's curator insight, August 30, 4:42 AM

Coming across the reluctant reader in the classroom in not uncommon. This is a link to a excerpt from a graduate thesis about using graphic novels and comics to teach struggling male readers. I tried teaching graphic novels in my own classroom this spring, and even though I thought it went quite well, I still have to become a bit more acquainted and comfortable with the genre. I will most definitely give it another try this year!

 

I find inspiration to do so in Michael Storm´s point that "we need to teach young boys that literacy still is the ultimate adventure, and they too have the chance to be the hero".

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Illuminating Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Mak...

Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, ContributingBuffy J. HamiltonTexas Library Association Conference 2013#txla13CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/ja (@hannahlittle Thank you !

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 8, 11:05 AM

Ppt on libraries, learning and makerspaces Buffy Hamilton: creating, constructing, collaborating, contributing

Tricia Adams's curator insight, January 9, 6:02 AM

fascinating ideas here...

Karen Norris's curator insight, January 9, 10:52 AM

excellent

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 1:49 PM

This is a great article with no easy way to summarize. Reading and daydreaming lead to creativity does not do it justice.

Christine Jansen's curator insight, April 4, 2:26 PM

Not only do I love his writing, but I also love that he is such an advocate for libraries!

Bisou Ross's curator insight, April 10, 10:51 AM

When books in all their forms stay  number one among plenty of funny newly created media and entertaining as well as learning tools and gadgets !

 

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Stephen Krashen: Why Invest in Libraries

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lyn_hay's curator insight, February 12, 11:35 PM
Stephen Krashen is another champion of school libraries. Here is the content of his presentation to the LAUSD Board of Education meeting, February 11, 2014. He presents a range of educational research regarding impact of poverty on student achievement, importance of FV reading in literacy development, and the important role libraries play in supporting children living in poverty.


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lyn_hay's insight:Stephen Krashen is another champion of school libraries. Here is the content of his presentation to the LAUSD Board of Education meeting, February 11, 2014. He presents a range of educational research regarding impact of poverty on student achievement, importance of FV reading in literacy development, and the important role libraries play in supporting children living in poverty.

 

Image: Reading Helps Your Mind Bloom by Enokson.http://www.flickr.com/photos/vblibrary/4578598635/ ;
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Gai Dennett's curator insight, March 22, 8:42 PM

School Libraries have moved into 21st Century learning

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School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders”

School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders” | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
The library profession has strong evidence that students in schools with good school libraries learn more, achieve academic standards, and score higher on standardized tests than students in schools without school libraries and librarians. School librarians must seize the charge to use this body of research and master "messaging" strategies to create library advocates among school and community stakeholders and, hopefully, one or two school library champions.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, March 2, 1:16 AM

A practical article by Deb Kachel providing teacher librarians with strategies to develop their capacity to present a carefully crafted argument on the importance of school libraries based on research findings of school library impact studies. I love her closing statement: "School librarians must learn, embrace, and share these research findings." Absolutely!

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 12, 9:43 AM
For a teacher: "Co-teaching reduces your workload and provides students with more individualized instruction."For an administrator: "Studies have shown that school libraries can improve student test scores."For a parent: "The library program can help your teen become career and college ready."For a school board member: "It is difficult to help students achieve the reading targets without the kind of books that students want to read. The school library supports students' reading interests."For the curriculum coordinator: "When school librarians and teachers work together, they teach information skills, content, and Common Core standards all in one lesson or unit. Students learn more in a shortened amount of time and benefit from the expertise of two educators."To the Learning Support Coordinator: "The research shows that the reading and writing scores improve for struggling students—ELL, deficient readers, the disabled—when they use school libraries and are taught by a school librarian."
Miriam Rone's curator insight, April 11, 9:25 AM

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